Ignorance is never bliss

Posted: July 24, 2008 in Intellectual Freedom

From The Huntsville Times Online – Huntsville, AL:

Ban a great book, stifle a young mind

Wednesday, July 23, 2008 Huntsville Times

” Once again, we have a parent objecting to a book on a school reading list for summer. This one got an amen from a member of the Huntsville Board of Education. Will the philistines never go away?

No, probably not. Whether it’s “Huckleberry Finn” or “The Catcher in the Rye” or, as in this case, Ernest J. Gaines’ “A Lesson Before Dying,” there will always be someone who doesn’t see past the graphic language and situations; some who can’t embrace the larger artistry and the complexities of character and reality that great writers achieve. ”

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